The Costa of winning

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The Costa of winning

Portuguese cyclist pays tribute to Tondo
CHRISTOPHE ENA/AP
Rui Alberto Costa of Portugal waved his hands in delight and punched the air as he crossed the line in 4 hours, 36 minutes, 46 seconds to clinch the first Tour stage win of his career.
LAURENT CIPRIANI/AP
“Maybe I was a bit pessimistic,” said Thor Hushovd, who almost was certain to lose the leader’s yellow jersey on the first day in the mountains. “I didn’t think I could do it. Another day in yellow, it’s a miracle.”
CHRISTOPHE ENA/AP
The race entered the mountains for the first time in the 117-mile trek from Aigurande to Super-Besse, featuring a sharp category-2 climb up Col de la Croix and a final climb of 1 mile.

The Costa of winning

CYC
CHRISTOPHE ENA/AP
Rui Alberto Costa of Portugal waved his hands in delight and punched the air as he crossed the line in 4 hours, 36 minutes, 46 seconds to clinch the first Tour stage win of his career.
CYC
LAURENT CIPRIANI/AP
“Maybe I was a bit pessimistic,” said Thor Hushovd, who almost was certain to lose the leader’s yellow jersey on the first day in the mountains. “I didn’t think I could do it. Another day in yellow, it’s a miracle.”
CYC
CHRISTOPHE ENA/AP
The race entered the mountains for the first time in the 117-mile trek from Aigurande to Super-Besse, featuring a sharp category-2 climb up Col de la Croix and a final climb of 1 mile.
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